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Tyson is a beer hound and cheese addict living in the beery metropolis paradise known as Manchester
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Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Lancashire's Latest

Rather on the QT, Lancashire seems to have gained another brewery. The Rostron Arms is on Market Street in Edenfield which lies between Bury and Rawtenstall. Inside lies Edenfield Brewery (Magic Village Ales) which is the pet project of landlord David Swarbrick. Already offering a good range of ales, when of the locals ventured that he should install a microbrewery, he basically thought “why not?” This led to the ubiquitous Dave Porter and co installing a 4bbl plant on site. Now Dave is the first to admit he knew nothing about brewing and is still on a learning curve. That is why he has started quietly with just one beer: Old Red Dog. This is a 3.9% traditional Bitter named in honour of a much-missed local character. The recipe is still being tweaked-although it seems popular enough-and then there are plans for perhaps another two regular beers. But what does it taste like, I hear you cry. To me it tastes similar to Barnsley Bitter, so if you like that or Joseph Holts, you’ve cracked it. The 482/453/484 buses will drop you off at the door so why not get along and try it for yourself. 

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Well it looks lovely, nice creamy head. Sparkler?

Tyson said...

Naturally

John Clarke said...

So what's with the "Craft Beer Blog" malarkey then?

Tyson said...

John, my consultants tell me that I need to let people know that this isn't just a beer blog, but a craft beer blog. Apparently my ratings have already soared. Bring on the freebies!

RedNev said...

The cheese has gone from the name, though, hasn't it?

RedNev said...
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Tyson said...

Indeed. It was correctly pointed out that I don't actually review a lot of cheese these days. Probably because I end up eating it first:)